From Italy With Love – 27th April, 7.30pm at St John’s Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich

Trianon Music Group are proud to present ‘From Italy With Love’. Performed by our symphony orchestra and choir conducted by Stephen Rumsey.

This programme started as a tribute to Puccini whose death occurred 100 years ago. His musical legacy in terms of opera is immeasurable. Sadly, he wrote little music in other genres, but this concert’s inclusion of his Messa di Gloria spans the sacred with a distinctive operatic flavour. The work of a young composer, his true style had yet to fully develop, but the seeds of that can be heard in this tuneful work. His near contemporaries are represented – with the programme including Italian music from the baroque to the celebrated film score for The Mission by Ennio Morricone who died in 2020 at the age of 91 (and was still conducting! ).

Sponsored by the Friends of Trianon

Programme includes –

  • Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria (opening chorus)
  • Gioachino Rossini – Overture: The Thieving Magpie
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo Bell Chorus (Pagliacci)
  • Pietro Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana Easter Hymn
  • Ennio Morricone – The Mission – Gabriel’s Oboe
  • Ottorino Respighi – Pines of the Appian Way


  • Giacomo Puccini d 1924 Messa di Gloria (1880)
    • Soloists – Ashley Thompson (Tenor)
    • Owain Jones (Baritone)